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Summer workshops at Black Swan Arts

As part of the much- celebrated national touring exhibition ‘Sketch’, showing at Black Swan Arts, 22nd July – 3rd September, Visual Arts South West are sponsoring the following workshops to give young people the chance to get creative during the summer holiday at Black Swan Arts. 

‘Grow with your Sketchbook’ will run on Saturday 22nd July, 10am-12.30pm, Long Gallery, Black Swan Arts, £16.50 pp.  A half-day sketchbook workshop led by artist Duncan Cameron and curator Aya Kobayashi, aimed at young people aged 8+.  In response to the exhibition of sketchbooks and Duncan Cameron’s work, participants will work from an array of interesting objects provided, linked to nature.  The workshop will cover observation, collecting evidence, mark making and annotation through an experimental booklet of sketches in mixed media.

‘Start with a Sketch to Glove Puppet-making’ on Wednesday 9th August, 10am-12pm or 2-4pm, Long Gallery, Black Swan Arts, £16.50 pp.  A half-day workshop led by Greg Stephens (Cornelius Clifford puppets) and artist Fiona Campbell, aimed at children aged 5+ accompanied by adults.  Children will be making simple glove puppets initiated by sketches inspired by the exhibition ‘Sketch’ and  resources provided, using found materials eg. fabric, faux fur, foam, beads, buttons, wire, pipe cleaners.

To book one of these workshops visit www.eventbrite.co.uk

Black Swan Arts are also excited to be working with Visual Arts South West as a guest editor of their newsletter in July.

For more information about Black Swan Arts, please visit www.black swan.org.uk.

Puppet by Greg Stephens.